Bucks to be honored at White House on Monday

MILWAUKEE, Wis. — The Milwaukee Bucks play the Washington Wizards on Sunday, but will be sticking around in the nation’s capital for an extra day to be honored at the White House.

The reigning NBA champs are scheduled to be honored by President Joe Biden in a ceremony at the White House on Monday afternoon. Players, coaches, owners and other team executives will join the president on stage with their championship trophy at about 1:50 p.m. central time.

The ceremony will be aired live on NBA TV and streamed on the Bucks’ official website, app, and social media platforms.

“We are excited and honored for the privilege of being invited to The White House,” Bucks and Fiserv Forum President Peter Feigin said in a statement. “Winning the NBA Championship was an incredible experience for our organization, the city, the state and Bucks fans throughout the world. We are grateful for the opportunity to meet President Biden and to be recognized for our achievement.”

The Bucks will be the first NBA champion to visit the White House since 2016. The 2017 and 2018 Golden State Warriors and 2019 Toronto Raptors did not visit the White House during President Donald Trump’s term, while the 2020 Los Angeles Lakers did not visit due to coronavirus protocols and scheduling conflicts.